SUPPORT OF STATE AND LOCAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL-PURPOSE GOVERNMENTS. THREE WORKING PAPERS

In the context of their functional programs, mission agencies often conduct and administer efforts which could help state and local general purpose governments improve their policy formulation. As part of their participation in OMB's Study Committee on Policy Management Assistance, the DOT members of the group examined this premise, using ongoing DOT programs as a case study. This analysis, documented in three working papers provided to the committee, indicated that functional technology transfer, technical assistance, and training programs can make substantial contributions to state and local policy makers. Key in supporting the state and local policy process is identifying this mission as supportive of, or inherent in, functional mandates. Especially major opportunities are available by identifying policy makers as a client group for interpreted technical information and taking advantage of ongoing internal training efforts using Title III of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act. Mechanisms for input into federal program development by state and local officials are also required.

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    Department of Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Linhares, A B
    • Paulhus, N G
    • Shapek, R
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-76-35 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM